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Archive for year: 2021

Child Aid For Hungry Montana Children Begins This Week

The 10,000th veteran in the state received a Moderna vaccine shot Wednesday. 54-year-old veteran Kent Stewart who spent time in both the Army and the Marines during his 16-year military career received his COVID-19 vaccine from the Montana Veterans Administration Health Care System at the David J. Thatcher VA Clinic. To reach 10,000 was no sma...

Havre

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Alyvia Hammond, HavreAlyvia is a 3rd grader. She has a heart of gold and wanted to do something to support the nurses. She made bracelets and sold them at her mom’s store to buy coffee gift cards for the nurses.Amber Spring, HavreCoordinated community discussions on effects of COVID, mental health, delivered meals for front line health care pe...

Board Of Regents Votes For Judicial Review Over Campus Gun Law

The Board of Regents voted unanimously today to seek a judicial review over whether the state legislature or it has the authority to regulate the possession of guns on campuses. The 2021 Montana Legislature passed a bill to allow students and staff who meet safety certifications to carry concealed firearms without a permit on campuses starting...

Shelby

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Ben Widhalm – Shelby Ben has been nominated for his work in the Shelby area.  He is very dedicated to helping maintain the flag flying over Shelby and is an asset to the community.   Dwaine Iverson – Shelby Creator of Toole County Forward, a group recognized early on in the pandemic that businesses were worried about surviving...

Southwest Montana Seeing Fewest Brown Trout Fish In 50 Years

In Southwest Montana, the brown trout fish species is dropping in numbers across a wide range of the region’s rivers and biologists are stumped to the cause. From Melrose to Brownes Bridge, brown trout survey numbers are the lowest in 50 years. Montana Conservation Voters has released a report scoring legislators for their votes on a var...

Governor Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 701 into law Tuesday. It implements Montana’s adult-use recreational marijuana program and authorizes the Healing and Ending Addiction through Recovery and Treatment Fund. Using marijuana tax revenue a portion of the tobacco tax settlement and a federal Medicaid match the HEART Fund will invest $25 mil...

Judge McMahon Blocks Subpoena For Court Investigation

District Court Judge Mike McMahon has temporarily blocked a legislative subpoena for Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice’s communications writing in an order the Legislature appears to have exceeded its investigative authority. In recent months, legislative Republicans have opened an investigation into the judicial branch claiming misuse of s...

Supreme Court Justice Pushing To Ease Restrictions In Courtrooms

The Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath has signaled to lower courts that it’s time to loosen the restrictions around courtrooms that went into place early in the COVID-19 pandemic last year. He has directed the lower courts to scale back requirements on face masks and remote hearings. Right to Repair legislation would requi...